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Old 01-07-2009, 02:04
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Default Tutu...Do you use Ribbon or Elastic?

Hi everyone! I'm new here and I'm attempting to make my first tutu. I just wanted to know what everyone uses...ribbon or elastic for the waistband and why?
Which one would be better for a craft show (more adjustable)...if that makes sense

I know you guys are probably tired of answering tutu questions, but please help! I want to get started right away.

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Old 01-07-2009, 08:53
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Default Re: Tutu...Do you use Ribbon or Elastic?

If you are most concerned with adjustments then I would think ribbon is the way to go. However, when I make all of my tutu's for my daughter I go to walmart and buy the elastic head bands. They're already attached, more sturdy and you can adjust the waist size by how much tulle you tie onto it.
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:28
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Default Re: Tutu...Do you use Ribbon or Elastic?

the elastic headband is a great idea!

I purchase the no roll elastic unless it is for an infant, I find that that is way to thick for an infant tutu. in that case I do use the ribbon, becasue I let the tutu open in the back, so they wontbe laying on it making it uncomforatable. Unless the customer asks for a full infant tutu then I will use the thinist elastic possible. I really like the way the elastic holds the tulle! I finish my tutus off with 7/8 satin ribbon, weaving it in and out of the knots

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Default Re: Tutu...Do you use Ribbon or Elastic?

I perfer to use elastic, although I had never thought about the elastic headbands. I have some and I don't like them as headbands so they have just found a usefull purpose!
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Default Re: Tutu...Do you use Ribbon or Elastic?

i use the no-roll elastic & use the no-sew instructions for making tutus. it's just ALOT easier that way & I think they are just as nice as the ones you sew. I then wrap the elastic with satin ribbon though to make it look nicer & more finished.
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:49
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Default Re: Tutu...Do you use Ribbon or Elastic?

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the elastic headband is a great idea!

I purchase the no roll elastic unless it is for an infant, I find that that is way to thick for an infant tutu. in that case I do use the ribbon, becasue I let the tutu open in the back, so they wontbe laying on it making it uncomforatable. Unless the customer asks for a full infant tutu then I will use the thinist elastic possible. I really like the way the elastic holds the tulle! I finish my tutus off with 7/8 satin ribbon, weaving it in and out of the knots

BE CAREFUL tutu making is VERY addicting lol
I agree...I think I'm addicted already to tutu's and hairbows...LOL!
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Default Re: Tutu...Do you use Ribbon or Elastic?

When you wrap the waist with the satin ribbons, how much ribbons do you need?
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:38
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When you wrap the waist with the satin ribbons, how much ribbons do you need?
I times my waistband by 5 and that normally allows me to wrap the entire tutu and put a nice bow on it
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:14
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Default Re: Tutu...Do you use Ribbon or Elastic?

I Buy 3/4 Inch Elastic From The Sewing Section So I Can Size Them To The Customers Waist.
I Like Using Elastic Because It Stretches So Much So For Example If Someone Happens To Measure Wrong & Tells Me They're Two Inches Smaller Than They Really Are It'll Still Fit Them.
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Default Re: Tutu...Do you use Ribbon or Elastic?

I'm addicted to tutu making too, as of yesterday. Hubby thinks they look silly and wants to know where she's going to wear them, but she wants to sleep in hers! I made three, in three different lengths and they are so cute!

I used elastic with mine, tied them, and then took coordinating ribbon and weaved it in and out, like some of you ladies mentioned.
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